Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4439 posts, RR: 43 Posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3197 times:
Japan Airlines has announced its plans for the April 1st 2005 to March 31st 2006 period as far as fleet and route changes. The plan includes further introduction of the fuel-efficient B767-300ER, B777-200ER and inauguration of the B777-300ER on long haul routes and the phasing out of the DC-10 from scheduled service.
JAL will introduce the new B777-300ER on long haul flights to Europe. Complete detail of International routes can be found below. As for domestic routes, the plan takes into account the opening of Kobe Airport (Feb 2006) and Chubu Airport, Nagoya, (Feb 2005). While all JAL international and domestic flights operations now operating at Nagoya Komaki Airport will move to Chubu when it opens but commuter flights by subsidiary J-Air will be operated at Komaki. JAL will expand operations of domestic subsidiary JAL Express by the transfer of four MD-81 aircraft to that airline.
Fleet details :
To be retired..
1x 747-200 1x 747-200F 4x DC10-40s 3x A300 2x YS11
Ktachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1729 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3121 times:
Thanx for the info. So FRA and LHR are both going 777-300ER from the current 744? Then are these the 744 that are scheduled to be re-configured for cargo ops? I think they are converting two passenger types to freighters by the end of this year.
And do you know any details about the domestic ac? So with Kobe and Chubu opening, are there going to be dramatic increases?
I have always wondered about how the 744D will be used after ITM is not allowed to fly 4 engine ac anymore. Well, at least JL3007 from NRT sees a 744 fly into ITM all the time.
Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 61 Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2784 times:
I'm not Airbus bashing here..but the fact JAL are moving to smaller planes to LHR, doesn't that go to show the jumbos for the most part are not in the cards, even for Asian carriers? After all, slot-restricted LHR and Asian countries such as Japan are supposed to be the very reason as to why Airbus has built the 380 in the first place.
Carfield From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1727 posts, RR: 9 Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 2417 times:
I assume most of the major changes will occur with the European network, and Trans-Pacific flights will remain the same. Wow, 777-300ERs onto both LHR and FRA is good news and they will guarantee to have the new F, J, and Y cabin.
I guess we have to wait longer here in the US for the 777-300ERs to come.
Hardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 52 Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 12 hours ago) and read 2124 times:
Any news regarding JAL operations to GRU? JAL currenly serves NRT-JFK-GRU 4 x week with the B747.
RG, which operates 4 x week GIG-GRU-LAX-NRT, requested authorisation to increase flights to Japan to daily. RG also wants to change operations in Japan from NRT to NGO. Anyone knows why RG would be interested in flying to NGO instead of NRT?
Bartond From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 788 posts, RR: 3 Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 5 hours ago) and read 1877 times:
Ummm.....what two west coast destinations is JAL working on? San Diego (seems strange with LAX so close), Seattle (probably), Portland (wouldn't think there'd be enough demand there for another PDX-NRT flight), Phoenix (not really west coast). What about Boise? Ha.
Ktachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1729 posts, RR: 2 Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 1751 times:
So the West Coast city might be YVR or? Well and they can at the same time add more frequencies to MEX from NRT. 2x weekly doesn't seem like enough and I can imagine that the return from MEX-YVR-NRT might be a hastle to get tickets on.